Premieres: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 8:30/7:30c
When Katie Otto's (Mike & Molly's Katy Mixon) neighbor moves, she finds herself holding the dubious title of "the second fattest housewife in Westport" -- an uppity Connecticut suburb full of skinny women with drum-tight butts who chug green drinks for brunch. But Katie's got attitude and enough confidence to at least make it seem like she doesn't care. But can she put the other housewives in their places while still being a mom to her popular teenage daughter, right-wing son and awkward pre-tween daughter? Diedrich Bader and Ali Wong co-star as Katie's husband Jeff and friend Doris, respectively.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 10/9c
Community's Donald Glover stars as a whip-smart but insecure man-child -- a guy with a frustrated baby mama, frustrated parents, a dead-end job and a cousin with dreams of rap stardom. Billed as the "hip-hop Twin Peaks" Atlanta, which Glover also created, isn't ha-ha funny as it is existentially funny, and wonderfully weird. Its initial dreamy, hypnotic quality is due to the direction of Japanese director Hiro Murai, and it succeeds as a glimpse into the absurdity of the hip-hop machine, and the machinations of modern manhood.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10/9c
Yes, the Louie comparisons are valid because this is on FX, it stars Louie actress/producer Pamela Adlon, it's about a divorced parent raising kids, and Louis C.K. co-created the series with Adlon. And like Louie, Better Things is a half-hour comedy-drama hybrid that defies categorization, but that uniqueness will differentiate the series from Louie as Adlon brings her own life experiences into the show. Prepare to get slightly depressed and laugh!
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c
Out with Tony DiNozzo, in with Jason Bull. NCIS alum Michael Weatherly stars as the title character, a psychologist who doubles as a jury selection consultant. The procedural is based on the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, but Bull's character is merely inspired by McGraw, not a direct imitation of him. (So, no, we won't get to hear Weatherly's best Southern drawl.) Freddy Rodriguez, Geneva Carr, Chris Jackson, Jaime Lee Kirchner and Annabelle Attanasio round out Bull's consulting team, which uses a combination of behavioral intuition and cutting-edge technology to help resolve legal cases.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c
Hayley Atwell stars as Hayes Morrison, a brilliant but reckless lawyer and former first daughter who gets blackmailed into heading up the Conviction Integrity Unit by Conner Wallace (Eddie Cahill). Together with her team of experts (Shawn Ashmore, Merrin Dungey, Emily Kinney), Hayes re-examines cases where there's a suspicion of wrongful conviction in hopes of setting things right.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 10/9c
Terrorists, you cannot escape Kiefer Sutherland, even when he's wearing a hoodie and glasses! The man who made 24's Jack Bauer a household name is back on TV as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tom Kirkman, who is vaulted into the presidency after everyone above him is blown up in an attack on Congress during the president's State of the Union address. Kirkman will have to contend with hostile advisors, mysterious attackers and his own troublesome teens. Maggie Q and Kal Penn also star.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c
This reboot of the classic horror franchise brings Geena Davis back to the small screen. Davis plays Angela, the matriarch of the Rance family that has a whole lot of problems, including a dad losing his mind, a daughter becoming a hermit and of course, an evil spirit in their house. As two priests with drastically different approaches try to take on the beast lurking within, they're caught in a quagmire and begin to realize that the dark force has much bigger plans in mind than this one family and home.
Premieres: Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9/8c
While there's a lot of time-travel shows on this fall, Frequency takes more of a time-bending angle to the genre. Based on the 2000 film, with Peyton List and Riley Smith taking over the roles originated by Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid, the show follows Raimy (List), a detective who begins communicating with her deceased father, Frank (Smith), 20 years in the past via a HAM radio in her garage. When Raimy helps prevent her father from getting killed in his timeline, they must work together to fix the disastrous repercussions it has in hers.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8:30/7:30c
Kristen Bell returns to TV as a woman who dies and goes to heaven... but there's been a mix-up, since she was a terrible person when she was alive. So she has to keep the mistake a secret from Michael (Ted Danson), the architect of her neighborhood in the Good Place (he's like an angelic administrator), so she can stay, because she really doesn't want to go to the Bad Place. It's sort of a reverse Heaven Can Wait situation.
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8:30/7:30c
Joel McHale stars on this multi-camera comedy about an adventure reporter -- you know, one of those guys who gets paid to travel to exotic locales -- who is given desk duty when the magazine he works for decides to focus on online publishing. On top of that, he has to deal with his new coworkers: a bunch of millennials who haven't even seen the great outdoors. Stephen Fry and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin!) also star.
Premieres: Monday, Sept. 19 at 8:30/7:30c; moves to Mondays at 8/7c on Oct. 24
Kevin James heads a little bit East from Queens in his TV return. This time, he's a Long Island cop who retires to spend more time with his wife Donna (Erinn Hayes) and kids. But his family life quickly gets harder than solving crimes after his daughter announces her plan to drop out of college and move back home with her effete British fiancé in tow. King of Queens fans will be satisfied.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 30
The next phase of the Netflix's Marvel Universe moves from Hell's Kitchen to Harlem as Luke Cage (Mike Colter) gets his own series. The series will not only reveal how the unbreakable man got his powers, but also explore the dichotomy of black Harlem torn between the new and old ways of progress. Alfre Woodard, Mahershala Ali and Theo Rossi star as Luke's snakelike foes as he finds himself embroiled in a civil war between the gangsters who run the neighborhood. Luke reluctantly takes up the mantle as Harlem's protector when he realizes that only someone bulletproof can protect people from the nefarious forces that want to tear it apart.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8/9c
Rectify's Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. take on the roles of Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh first made famous by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the beloved film franchise of the same name. That's pretty much all you need to know. Well, that, and someone somewhere is probably definitely too old for this sh--.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 23 at 8/7c
Reboot frenzy continues with this update of the mid-'80s/early-'90s show starring Richard Dean Anderson as the handiest of all handymen. The new version rewinds to when secret agent MacGyver (Lucas Till) was just in his 20s and beginning his career as the government's new top-secret weapon. CSI's George Eads also stars as MacGyver's mentor and muscle.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 24 at 8:30/7:30c
Think Joey with Kids. Matt LeBlanc returns to broadcast TV for the first time since the debacle that was Joey as Adam, a contractor and father of three who becomes a semi-stay-at-home dad after his wife, Andi (Liza Snyder), goes back to work. He quickly learns that "Daddy Fun Times" isn't going to cut it when it comes to parenting. The series also stars Kevin Nealon as Dan, Adam's older brother and business partner.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 10 at 9/8c
Evie's (Tori Anderson) life is turned upside down when she meets her free-spirited crush, Xavier (Joshua Sasse), who believes that the world will end in eight months. Although Evie isn't sold on Xavier's claims, she decides to join him in making an "apocalyst," a list of things they should do before the end of the world.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 8/7c
Inspired by the real-life drama between Larry King Live executive producer Wendy Walker and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos, ABC's crime and legal series stars Piper Perabo as Julia, a cable news producer with a tenuous relationship with the truth, and Daniel Sunjata as Jake, a multi-tasking attorney. This one will bear many similarities to the Shondaland universe, what with the lead characters perpetually immersed in a back-and-forth exchange of snappy dialogue as they try to control the media, the justice system and each other. But don't worry, Scandal fans: ABC won't market this as part of TGIT.
Premieres: Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9/8c
A new Major League Baseball pitcher breaks tradition and boundaries when she takes the mound for the first time. Yup, the San Diego Padres' new pitcher is a woman, Ginny Baker (Kylie Bunbury), who has a mean trick up her sleeve and, since she's black too, a whole lot of ceilings to shatter. Naturally, she faces standard sexism and boys-club drama, but there's also a curveball in the story. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mark Consuelos and Ali Larter co-star.
Premieres: Thursday, Oct. 27 at 10/9c
Technology rivals medical ethics when "tech titan" James Bell (Augustus Prew) builds a state-of-the-art hospital with the hopes of curing his own rare disease in this new CBS drama. Dermot Mulroney (not Dylan McDermott) plays Walter Wallace, a veteran doctor who's excited about revolutionizing the practice of medicine with James' fancy-schmancy gadgets. It's a feel-good medical drama, if you can get over the idea of a doctor on a hoverboard.
Premieres: Friday, Sept. 9 at 10/9c
Logan Marshall-Green stars in this stylish drama as Mac Conway, a Marine who returns home from the Vietnam War in 1972 to find his old life gone and his service unappreciated. But the good news is he does find work... it just happens to be more of the same he did over in 'Nam. Conway becomes a contract killer, pulling him into a network of bad dudes and even worse situations.
Premieres: Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:30/7:30c
This live-action/animated hybrid comedy stars Jason Sudeikis as the voice of Zorn, a He-Man-esque warrior from the faraway land of Zephyria who comes to Orange County, Calif., to reconnect with his human son Alangulon (or Alan, played by Johnny Pemberton), whom he had with his ex Edie (Cheryl Hines). Of course, Zorn also has to acclimate our human world, like the banalities of everyday life he never had to deal with as a worshipped sword-wielding slayer. The series also stars Tim Meadows as Craig, Edie's current love, and Artemis Pebdani as Linda, Zorn's boss at his mundane new job.
Premieres: Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 8:30/7:30c
The ABC sitcom explores the lows and highs of caring for a special needs kid -- and the antics of one helluva Mama Bear. Minnie Driver stars as Maya DiMeo, a bit of a pistol who's forever crusading on behalf of her wheelchair-bound son J.J. (Micah Fowler), who has cerebral palsy. The show was some 20 years in the making, as executive producer Scott Silver essentially tells his own story of being a brother to a special needs sibling, and follows the family's relentless devotion to defending J.J. and helping him living life to his fullest.
Premieres: Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 10/9c
If you're looking to fill the Parenthood void in your heart, This Is Us is for you. The tearjerker follows a handful of people born on the same day, showing that no matter how different we seem, our struggles are more connected than we could imagine. Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia lead the way as new parents who try their best to teach their children how to make lemonade out of life's sour lemons. Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz co-star.
Premieres: Monday, Oct. 3 at 10/9c
Time travel is the hot new thing this fall, and Timeless is NBC's attempt to cash in on the trend. From Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Timeless follows a heroic trio tasked with chasing down a suspected terrorist as he travels through time and attempts to undo it. Abigail Spencer (Rectify) stars as Lucy, the team's historian; Matt Lanter (Star-Crossed) is the muscle as former soldier Wyatt; and Malcolm Barrett (The Hurt Locker) is the scientist who's there to explain all the confusing rules, like no eating 30 minutes before time-traveling.